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Ready to Travel? Take These 6 Smart Products With You

You have your ticket, passport, phone (and charger), but what about the other travel essentials? Here’s what our contributors won't leave home without.

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It’s been a long two years full of travel restrictions, cancellations, and uncertainty over whether any trip you book will actually come to fruition. But as the pandemic eases (at least for now) and the thrill of travel beckons us to explore destinations old and new, we’re ready to hit the road—and we’re packing these products to help us make the most of our adventures.

Seed The Antidote | $168

Woman wearing mustard-yellow pants

Whenever he heads out on a trip, Bali-based yoga teacher Marc Laws opts for these comfortable yet stylish pants. The fabric—a unique blend of hemp, cotton, and spandex—becomes even softer over time. Two deep front pockets add functionality.

Hydroflask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth | $35

24oz Standard Mouth Hydroflask

Several of our editors rely on this sleek bottle and its sturdy, clip-able carry handle. The slip-free coating comes in an array of colors and the superior insulation keeps bevvies cold or hot for more than 12 hours.

Rad Roller Recovery Rounds | $25 for two

Rad Roller Recovery Rounds

To loosen tight muscles in between inversion workshops, yoga teacher Holly Fiske relies on these easy-to-pack massage balls. Made in collaboration with Yoga Medicine from eco-friendly silicone, the rounds are softer and less dense than most, yet they’re still satisfyingly effective.

Daolen Blank Classic Journal | $12

Gray journal

Many of our editors prefer to capture their experiences and musings the handwritten way. The Daolen Blank Classic Journal brings flair and functionality to travels with its vibrant hues, back pocket for safekeeping tickets and souvenirs, and an ever-practical pen holder.

Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Yoga Mat | $45

Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Yoga Mat

Yoga teacher Travis Eliot takes this ultra-lightweight mat with him wherever he travels to lead retreats. At just 1.5 millimeters thick, the eKO brings all the grip of the classic Manduka mat without any of the heft or bulk.

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum | $34

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

A long flight or unexpected layover can tax and dry out delicate facial skin. Senior Editor Renee Marie Schettler brings this lightweight, antioxidant-packed corrector with her everywhere to quickly hydrate facial skin—even over makeup.